LA CROSSE, WI -

The Y is looking for adults to make a difference in children's lives.

Our area will be piloting a mentorship program that the organization is rolling out across the nation.

Adults over the age of 23 will be paired with a kid between the ages of 6 and 17.

From there, the mentor will use special training to have a positive impact on their partner and help them set goals and succeed.

"A lot of the success shows that kids are more successful in school, they have more positive relationships in the community, and they become a part of their community positively," said the Y's Childcare Director Jennie Melde.

The Y is looking for a full time coordinator for the program. Training for mentors is expected to start some time at the end of October.